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#1 BSLRobShields

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:04 PM

http://www.dailymail...turn-worse.html

Sounds like it's a matter of time until we lose one of the greatest athletes and most recognizable people in the world.
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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:15 PM

We heard this once before, I think it was the day the Ravens won the SB, and it wasn't true. Sadly I get the feeling it probably is this time.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:20 PM

There will never be another him...


 "You say you've lost your faith, but that's not where its at.

  You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 11:18 PM

NBC breaking that he has passed. 74


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 11:23 PM

NBC breaking that he has passed. 74

 

http://www.nbcnews.c...dead-74-n584776



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 11:24 PM

 

In the conversations after the 2nd Spinks fight, you can tell he's not the same... he's already slow and slurred...


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 01:07 AM

A less sad retrospective of his career...

 


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  You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 01:43 AM

Wow. All news reports made it seem like it was a minor thing

This is a definite, untimely, bummer.

Lemme get two claps and a Ric Flair


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 01:47 AM

Ali on Dick Cavett in 1973... after he lost the first Frazier fight, and after the fight when Ken Norton broke Ali's jaw broken...  

 

 

 

 

On Dick Cavett with Joe Frazier... 1974... after the 1st Frazier fight, a couple weeks before the 2nd fight... Frazier had lost to Foreman, so neither man was champ...

 


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  You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 03:25 AM

Ali talking about race back then in a way that everybody could understand....

 


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 06:53 AM

I am not sure if there was a more recognizable person in the world than Ali.

 

Its him, Obama or Jordan. 

 

Perhaps there is an actor and/or music artist that you would throw in there but Ali may be #1.


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 02:35 PM

Funeral on Friday:

 

http://espn.go.com/b...blic-procession


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 03:48 PM

The Ringer: Everything You Need to Read and Watch About Muhammad Ali
https://theringer.co...681a#.6nl4uclr7



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:14 PM

I am not sure if there was a more recognizable person in the world than Ali.   Its him, Obama or Jordan.    Perhaps there is an actor and/or music artist that you would throw in there but Ali may be #1.

https://m.mixcloud.c...erican-round-1/ I can't remember where he finished in this but I know he was in it. Fun listen.

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:15 PM

When they took away his title for refusing to enter the army, they also took away his passport... so, he couldn't work at home, and he couldn't go work someplace else either... to pay the bills, he started speaking at colleges...  

 

There's a movie you can rent online for a couple bucks  (amazon and other other places) that shows his development as a public speaker during this phase... "The Trials of Muhammad Ali"  https://www.rottento...ammad_ali_2013/


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:26 PM

I know some don't care for the author of this article, but I really enjoyed this article by Olbermann, and recommend giving it a read: https://theringer.co...561b#.aojnumjgw


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 06:17 PM

A really good article from someone who covered Ali all the way back to his Olympic gold medal and became good friends with him.

 

Muhammad Ali: Why they called him 'The Greatest' and why I called him my friend | Jerry Izenberg

 

http://www.nj.com/sp...es_the_gre.html



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:15 PM

Written by a LinkedIn "Influencer" this might be the most succinct, but profound Ali tribute I've read so far.

 

My Grandfather Hated Muhammad Ali



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:57 PM

I was wondering why Billy Crystal was doing his eulogy and then I saw his 15 rounds skit. That was absolutely fantastic.

http://espn.go.com/v...spnapi_internal
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Posted 04 June 2016 - 10:06 PM

They did a great video tribute on the UFC PPV tonight.




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